April 24, 2008 RSS feed / About Town

Learn to hook rugs from master 'thrummer'

On Sunday, May 4, from 1 to 3 pm, Dolores Bannister, of the Little Rhody Thrummers will offer a workshop in the art of traditional rug hooking. This workshop is recommended for adults and older teens. More...

Go bird watching in East Greenwich

A May 3 bird-watching walk at Boesch Farm will be led by Geoff Dennis, who has given talks at the farm a number of times over the past few years. Early risers who are interested should meet promptly at the parking lot by 9 a.m. More...

CCRI hosts free jazz concert in Newport

The public is invited to a night of jazz on Monday, April 28, at 8 p.m. at the Community College of Rhode Island's Newport County Campus. More...

Jamestown to celebrate Arbor Day

In celebration of National Arbor Day, the Jamestown Tree Preservation and Protection Committee will be planting a tree beside the Jamestown Museum at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 25. The tree is a dogwood, cornus x rutcan Constellation. More...

Volunteers needed for island shoreline cleanup this Saturday

The Jamestown Conservation Commission will host their annual Earth Day clean up to help keep Jamestown beautiful this Saturday, April 26. Teams will be sent to all of Jamestown's public shoreline access areas between 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. More...

Garden club plans plant sale for May 17

The Quononoquott Garden Club's spring plant sale is set for Saturday, May 17, at East Ferry from 9 a.m. to noon. More...

Chamber scholarship deadline is Saturday

The deadline to apply for a Jamestown Chamber of Commerce scholarship is Saturday, April 26. More...

Container gardening demo planned

The Friends of the Jamestown Library will host "Gardening in Containers" on Thursday, May 1, at 7 p.m. at the Jamestown library. More...

Book signing set for Sunday

Author and gardener Barbara Gee will sign her new book at the Blithewold Mansions and Gardens this Sunday, April 27. Gee's new book is "The Rhode Island Gardener's Companion: An Insider's Guide to Gardening in the Ocean State. More...

Band to perform salute concert

The theme of the May 10 concert to be performed by the Lafayette Band is "An Armed Forces Salute- Past, Present and Future," and it will celebrate Armed Forces Day, which is May 17. More...

Choristers to perform May 9

The Newport Navy Choristers, under the direction of JoAnn Loewenthal, will present a concert, "Proudly We Sing" on Friday, May 9, at 7:30 p.m. at St Lucy's Church, 909 West Main Rd. in Middletown. More...

Garden club to donate tree for new forest

In celebration of Arbor Day, the Quononoquott Garden Club, of Jamestown, will support the Rhode Island Tree Council by donating one of the 100 trees that will be planted to create a new forest. More...

Nautical gear donations sought

The North Kingstown High School Sailing Team is looking for donations of nautical items for its fund-raising yard sale. Clothing, boat hardware, electronics, small boats are welcome. All items should be in usable condition. More...

Realtors offer college scholarships

The Newport County Board of Realtors recently announced it is accepting scholarship applications for two $1,000 awards they will give to college-bound students this year. More...

Hunt turkeys on NESN show this weekend

On Kettlebottom Outdoor Pursuits, this week, Robb Roach is joined by John Longo and Mark Mingain on a springtime turkey hunt in Rhode Island. More...